My Favorite Airline Liveries

There are airline liveries and there are GREAT airline liveries. I have seen Airbuses and Boeings in airports which are adorned with colors, flags, lines, animals and the whole shebang showcasing the flora and fauna, culture, arts, customs, and people of these countries as depicted by the liveries of their national carriers. Am I the … Continue reading My Favorite Airline Liveries

Contextualizing Anxiety

"A pandemic is an outbreak of infectious disease that occurs over a wide geographical area and that is of high prevalence. A pandemic generally affects a significant proportion of the world’s population, usually for several months" - this is the academic definition of pandemic according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. True enough, the world has seen how ruthless an … Continue reading Contextualizing Anxiety

Of Museums and Art Galleries (2)

Each country has its own museum of contemporary art. Even my province Iloilo has one (https://www.ilomoca.org/). Contemporary art has no restrictions in terms of forms or media. These masterpieces have meanings as defined by the artists themselves. There are no rules in art appreciation - these are the words uttered by my Humanities professor. Her … Continue reading Of Museums and Art Galleries (2)

Of Museums and Art Galleries (1)

Publishing this blog in the middle of the COVID pandemic is so ironic. Travel (by air-land-sea) is still limited. Today is summer in the Philippines, where travel is supposedly at its peak. But not this year. This is the “summer that never was.” Of all the places (both domestic and international) that I have visited … Continue reading Of Museums and Art Galleries (1)

Life in a Suitcase

Training is the biggest part of my job. But one aspect of training that I enjoy most is the travel that comes with it. I always look forward to layover (and sometimes remain overnight) flights. After crossing the ocean for hours, we need to rest before flying back to home base. Unlike the rest of … Continue reading Life in a Suitcase

Turbulent Times

The Air Carriers Association of the Philippines (ACAP) made headline news recently when it sought 8.6 billion pesos in monthly subsidy from the government to help restart the operations of its member airlines (Philippines AirAsia, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific). This financial aid consists of wage subsidies (1.3 billion), working capital (6.8 billion), and navigational … Continue reading Turbulent Times

Post Quarantine Flights

Aviation News Philippines site constantly receives inquiries, mostly from OFWs, regarding the resumption of flights in the country. My advice to them is to check their airline’s website from time to time. I also tell them to check online regarding Malacanang’s announcement on the progress of MECQ. In hindsight, it would have been better to … Continue reading Post Quarantine Flights